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The Sony Hack's Ominous Message to Other Companies12/17/14
The cyber attack on Sony Pictures was so complete and so destructive that one security expert says the company should disconnect from the Internet. Is it the work of North Korea? Who else has the motive? What's the message about the risk to other...
The CIA: Torture, Partisanship - and Accountability
Last week's report on the CIA is hardly the last word on America's harsh interrogation tactics in the aftermath of September 11. Even former CIA agents disagree. And the Obama White House is using the same legal authority to justify drone strikes...
Have Egyptians Made Peace with Military Rule?
Former Egyptian Dictator Hosni Mubarak is out of legal jeopardy. Another military strong man sits as president and the opposition is in jail. In Egypt it looks like the Arab winter has set in.
Reporting on Rape
A Rolling Stone magazine story about rape on campus led the University of Virginia to suspend fraternities. Since then, the article has become a sensation as much for what it got wrong as for what it reported. How should ?sexual misconduct? be defined...
The Human Cost of Cheap Produce
Fruits and vegetables from Mexico are cheap and plentiful in the United States, but a recent investigation shows Mexican agribusiness treating the produce better than the workers who grow it and bring in the harvest. Are Mexico's labor laws being...
Senate Releases Its Report on the CIA Torture Program
The Senate Intelligence Committee dropped a much-awaited bombshell today: a massive report accusing the CIA of torture and dishonesty during the War in Iraq. We hear details and reaction.
Fear and Bias in the Criminal Justice System
How often do police officers in American cities use deadly force against black men? When killings are justified, what?s the official reason? We look for the answers to those and other questions raised by recent police killings that have sparked...
Declining Oil Prices Makes for Winners? and Losers
Remember when gasoline was sky high? Not any more. The average price for a gallon is now under 3 dollars--and going down. We?ll hear why it?s happening, and what it means for Iran, Russia and the OPEC nations.
No Indictment in Police Officer's Chokehold Death
Recent deaths of young black men by police have resulted in no indictments or public trials. Will police body cameras help restore confidence in the justice system?
Do Pregnant Women Suffer Workplace Discrimination?
Many companies refuse to provide expectant mothers with a place to sit, extra bathroom breaks or water bottles at workstations ? even when there are doctors' orders. Does that violate the rights of pregnant women in America's work places? Today, the...
Lame Duck Congress Tackles Tax Breaks
With Republicans running the House and Democrats in charge of the Senate, the current session of Congress is scrambling to take care of unfinished business. With less than two weeks remaining, can it avoid another government shutdown and save breaks...
America's Longest War Is Going to Continue
When ?Operation Enduring Freedom? expires at the end of this month, America?s 13-year-old war in Afghanistan won?t be over. It will get a new name. With violence and political dysfunction on the increase, ?Operation Resolute Support? will keep US...
Pulling Weed into the Mainstream
With more states approving the use of marijuana, pot has moved from hippie communes to executive boardrooms. As it becomes big business, will Congress consider lifting the total ban under federal law?
Going Gluten-Free: Science or Fiction?
?Gluten-free? has become a $10 billion industry, but does avoiding gluten really make you healthier? We hear about food fads and new diagnoses.
Blacks, Whites and Access to Justice
The mass of conflicting evidence released by prosecutors is feeding heated arguments about how and why Officer Darren Wilson killed Michael Brown last August in Ferguson, Missouri. But there?s a broader debate about equal access to justice for black...
Ferguson Explodes as Police Officer Goes Free
Ferguson, Missouri erupted last night after a grand jury held that white Officer Darren Wilson?s killing of black teenager Michael Brown was not a crime. We look at the process, the mountain of evidence and what the incident could mean for the country.
Politics Aside, Big Hurdles Ahead on Unilateral Immigration Reform
About half the 11 million illegal immigrants living in the US will be eligible to apply for relief after President Obamas executive order. Who are they? Where do they live? Can public and private agencies handle a massive new workload if it...
President Obama?s Executive Order on Immigration: Five Million Protected
Republicans claim the President has created a ?constitutional crisis? by exceeding his authority with last night?s executive order to protect five million illegal immigrants from deportation. He says he?s only doing what other presidents have done...
America?s Hostage Policy: Is It Time for a Change?
The Obama Administration says it?s reviewing its policy of refusing to negotiate with terrorist groups for the return of hostages. The hard line is designed to discourage ISIS and others from seizing Americans. Is it working? Is paying ransom turning...
Keystone Bill Fails in the Senate
The Keystone XL Pipeline failed by one vote last night in the Senate, but there?s no doubt it?s alive to fight another day. Transporting Canadian tar sands oil to the Gulf of Mexico is a major issue in fight over climate change. But, so much has...
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